Cycle Scheme- Bike 2 Work- Police- NHS- Fire Service- Army- RAF- U.K- Provider

Here at Blazing Bikes we provide Bike 2 Work and Cycle Scheme with added incentives for the Police, NHS, Fire Service, Army, RAF and any other government organisations.

On top of the already fantastic savings you will receive by getting a bike through Bike 2 Work or Cycle Scheme, we also offer 10% of the value of the bike in FREE kit. So if you were to use the maximum £1000 allowance to buy a bike we will give you £100 of FREE kit to go with it.

This way you get the best bike you can through the scheme and also have enough allowance to get your self some kit to get going. We are the only supplier in the U.K to offer this deal.

For further information on this offer or for a quote on a bike feel free to call us on 01694 781515 or use our contact page here.

See The Video Here for Cyclescheme

Take a look at written description of how the process works here

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Banshee Bikes Paradox- Banshee Paradox- Paradox- 2015- Stockist- Demo- U.K

We have had the pleasure of building a few 2015 Banshee Paradox custom builds lately. The Paradox Mountain Bike is not your typical 29er hardtail. Unlike most of its competitors, the Paradox has Banshee’s trademark slack and low geometry.

The Paradox is great “do it all” 29er hardtail, 68 degree head angle, aluminium frame and all based around the use of a 120mm fork.

If you fancy a custom build 2015 Banshee Paradox or just a frame on it’s own, give the U.K’s largest Banshee dealer a shout on 01694 781515. We pride ourselves on our service and also on giving you the best deal possible.

Check out a few photos from our latest Paradox build:

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Banshee Bikes Phantom- Banshee Bikes- Phantom- 2015- In stock- Demo

We now have a 2015 Banshee Phantom in stock! This has to be one of the best 100mm travel full suspension 29ers out there and all for £1529.00 (Rockshox Monarch shock).

2015 Banshee Phantom2015 Banshee Phantom2015 Banshee Phantom2015 Banshee PhantomFor a limited time we are offering the 2015 Banshee Phantom with 10% off and a FREE Hope headset.

So get your hands on this large, black one with Monarch for just £1375.00. Call 01694 781515 to place your order with the U.K’s biggest Banshee dealer.

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Haibike- E-bikes- Electric bikes- Demo centre- Stockist- Dealer- U.K- Best price- Test ride- 2015- Bosch- Yamaha- Sduro- Xduro

Looking for Haibike e-bikes in the U.K? Look no further! Blazing Bikes is a stockist and premier demo centre for Haibike e-bikes.

Haibike e-bike stockist and premier demo centre

Haibike e-bike stockist and premier demo centre

E-bike’s have been slighty over looked in the U.K. Other European countries have embraced the e-bike to the fullest and have enjoyed every second of it.

Haibike is the leading brand when it comes to e-bikes. They offer both Bosch and Yamaha motors, both of which are extremly powerful and very reliable.

Here at Blazing Bike we keep around 10 different stock Haibikes in at any one time and also have 5 Bosch (Xduro) and Yamaha (Sduro) demo bikes available.

Haibike have a comprehensive range of e-bikes, including hardtail, full suspension and commuter. If you have any queries on which sort of bike suits your needs best feel free to contact us.

With e-bikes from as little as £1750 why wait. Call us today on 01694 781515 and feel the power of Haibike.

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Cyclescheme – Bike To Work – Cycle To Work – Shropshire – West Midlands – Wales – Get your next bike through us at Blazing Bikes

Are you looking to get your employer on board and get yourself a bike through the Governments cycle to work program or an employer looking to seek the benefits for your employees? The Governments Green Transport Plan gives a tax exemption that allows employers to provide cycles to employees as a tax-free benefit and here at Blazing Bikes we are your next step to getting your action plan in place. Our Cycle to work partners Cyclescheme (Uks leading) and Bike To Work carry the administration service.

Look no further than Blazing Bikes and MTB Shropshire to be able to provide you with the right bike to get you on your way. You can save up to 42% Off your next cycle. You can come and visit us here at Blazing Bikes to order and pick up, or if you know the bike you are after then order it, get the certificate signed off and sent and we will send you your bike for free.

If you would like us to come and visit your place of work with details of how Cyclesheme works and what bikes we have on offer then call us on 01694 781515 or email us at blazingbikes@gmail.com One Question that always get asked though is do you have to use the bike exclusively for work… The answer to this is NO!!

Bare in mind a £1000 limit is capped on most employers as above this businesses would need a consumer credit licence so have a little look on the cyclescheme calculator to see how much you could save. All schemes charge us a commission and thats how they make their money so we cannot use bikes that are on discount, part of any loyalty scheme, you will be getting enough of a brand new bike to make it all very much worthwhile.

So How Does It All Work? How do employees get a tax-free bike for work through Cyclescheme?

Step 1. Once an employer is partnered with Cyclescheme (employers can sign up here) all employees wishing to participate visit Blazing Bikes Store or online website to choose the bike and, if required, safety equipment.

Step 2. Employees then apply for a Cyclescheme Certificate online using a unique link to Cycleschemes secure Extranet facility. The unique link is provided to employers and distributed to all employees. The employee will usually sign an online Hire Agreement at this time.

Step 3. If the employer approves their application they will countersign the Hire Agreement and pay Cyclescheme for the full retail price of the bike and equipment.

Step 4. Cyclescheme will then post out a paper Certificate, usually to employee’s home address.

Step 5. The Certificate is then redeemed in the bike shop and exchanged for the bike package. Salary sacrifice then commences over the hire period (usually 12 months). The salary sacrifice is made prior to Income Tax and National Insurance contributions and, as a result, employees pay less of both.

Step 6. At the end of the hire period the owner of the equipment may choose to offer the employee ownership of the bike for a market value payment, or the employee may pay a small deposit allowing them to remain in possession of the bike and continue to use it.

Please note that the above procedure applies to the vast majority of schemes, but there are some variations to the above. This variation depends on how the employer’s scheme is set up, i.e., the employer may use a finance company to fund the scheme or a benefits provider.

Who can participate in the scheme?

Any size employer from any sector can partner with Cyclescheme. Eligible employees must receive salary via the PAYE system, and earnings should be more than the National Minimum Wage after salary sacrifice. Employers who pay staff close to the National Minimum Wage should contact Cyclescheme to discuss the range of attractive options available that allow lower paid employees to participate in, and benefit from the scheme.  There is no credit check for employees wishing to participate, and Under 18s can join the scheme if their guardian signs a guarantor agreement.

  • What is salary sacrifice and how do participants save?
    Salary sacrifice occurs when an employee agrees to give up part of their salary for an agreed period (in the case of the Cycle to Work scheme this is usually 12 months) in exchange for a non-cash benefit, such as the loan of a bicycle and safety equipment. As salary sacrifice is taken from the gross salary (before tax) rather than net pay it means the employee pays less income tax and National Insurance.
    Figuring out how Salary Sacrifice Arrangements work can be confusing, particularly when participants can only see the gross salary sacrifice amount on their hire agreement. So where’s the saving? Here’s a guide to how it all works.

    How do participants save?
    The key to understanding the way participants save money on a salary sacrifice arrangement is in understanding how they pay tax.
    Cycle to Work scheme participants can potentially save on 2 forms of tax; Income Tax & Employees’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs).
    Income Tax and Employees’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are expressed as a percentage and applied to participants’ gross salary amounts. The tax deductions are then made and what the participant gets in their pocket is NET salary.
    This is the clever bit; by reducing their gross salary they reduce the amount the income tax and NICs are calculated on, hence participants pay less of both.

    Sounds confusing?
    Here’s an example of how the savings work during the hire period, assuming the following:

    • Employee is paid monthly
    • Employee is a standard rate tax payer requesting a £500 Certificate
    • The hire period is 12 months
    • The Employee’s monthly gross salary is £1,200.00 (£14.400 per annum)
  • Salary before
  • scheme participation
  • Salary during
  • scheme participation
  • Monthly Gross Salary
  • £1,200.00
  • £1,200.00
  • Bike value including VAT
  • Gross salary sacrifice total
  • £500.00
  • £500.00
  • MONTHLY GROSS SALARY SACRIFICE = £500 / 12 months
  • (this amount appears on the hire agreement)
  • £41.66
  • Monthly Gross Salary after salary sacrifice
  • Monthly NIC contribution (12%)
  • Monthly income tax contribution (20%)
  • Net Salary
  • £1,200.00
  • £144.00
  • £240.00
  • £816.00
  • £1,158.34
  • £139.00
  • £231.67
  • £787.67
  • MONTHLY NET SALARY REDUCTION
  • £816.00 minus £787.67=
  • £28.33
  • MONTHLY SAVING
  • £41.66 minus £28.33 =
  • £13.33
  • So, because the participants pay less income tax and NIC their NET salary reduction is less than the GROSS salary reduction, and this is how savings are achieved. In this example, the employee makes a £41.66 contribution to the employer, but it only costs them £28.33, resulting in a saving of £13.33 per month.
  • What are the savings for the employee and employer?
  • Typical savings for employees are between 32% for basic rate taxpayers and 42% for high rate taxpayers, but the actual amount depends on the employee’s personal tax band and the way the employer runs their scheme. If the employer uses external finance (i.e. borrows the money to buy the bikes from an outside agent) then savings will be approximately 5% lower.
  • Employers can typically save 13.8% of the total value of salary sacrifice, due to reductions in Employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) due.

What bikes are available through the scheme?

  • We are able to provide you with differing bikes from mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclocross bikes, folding bikes, electric bikes.

What is the maximum value bicycle and safety equipment package employees can select through the scheme?

  • The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued a group consumer credit licence to cover Employers implementing Cycle to Work Schemes that are limited at £1000 inc. VAT per Certificate.
  • Employers who have their own Consumer Credit Licence Category B (consumer hire) can allow employees to request Certificates of a higher value.  Alternatively, employers wishing to increase the Cycle to Work Certificate value can apply for their own individual Consumer Credit Licence from the Office of Fair Trading.  For further details please contact our Helpdesk on info@cyclescheme.co.uk.

More Info can be found on our Cyclescheme facts page

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Patagonia Clothing Winter 2014/15 – New In – Down, Fleece, Accessories – Patagonia Dealer Shropshire, West Midlands, Wales – Men & Women’s

We are very proud to be Patagonia’s main dealer for this part of the Uk and their winter stock is in and looking great! Not only is your trust in the brands ethics of sustainable product sourcing, environmental impact limitations and animal welfare but they are world leaders in quality outdoor, adventure and climbing gear.

We have a great deal on loads of jackets, with The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie Jacket, The Superb Nano Puff range of gilets and jackets and the awesome New Patagonia Nano-Air jackets, an all mountain hybrid thats so breathable and warm you will be amazed.

Stylish and set apart from a lot of other outdoor clothing brands here are some of our items for this winter. Check out our website for a full look at the range now Here

Patagonia Mens Better Sweater (pic : nickel grey)

Patagonia Mens Down Sweater Hoody Jacket (pic : Andes blue)

Patagonia Mens Nano-Air Hoody Jacket (pic : Feather grey)

Patagonia Mens Nano Puff Hoody Jacket (pic : classic navy)

Patagonia Mens Nano Puff Vest ( pic : classic navy)

Patagonia Womens Down Sweater Hoody Jacket 2015 (pic : tobago blue)

Patagonia Womens Down Sweater Jacket (pic : black)

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SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet- 2015- Scott helmets- Arx mtb helmet- MIPS- In stock- Stockist- Dealer- Best Price

We now have in stock the new SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet. The Arx Plus brings the innovative MIPS Brain protection System to mountian bikers seeking the edge in safety at an affordable price. The MRAS2 fit system ensures a comfortable and secure fit so all you need to do is focus on the trail. All of the lessons learned from Scott’s top mountain bike helmets have trickled down to this great all-rounder.

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

SCOTT Arx MTB Plus helmet

The all new Scott Arx MTB plus helmet comes in 3 colours green orange and black (pictured). we currently have medium and large black stock.

The Arx MTB plus retails at £74.99. The helmet offers great proction and great value for money as it is equipted with Mips! What is Mips?

MIPS is a low friction layer inside the helmet which allows the head to rotate relative to the helmet in an angled impact. This substantially reduces rotational violence and the potential for damage to the brain.

Normal helmets are designed and optimized for straight impacts. They do not consider angled impacts. In an angled impact rotational violence is transferred to the head and the brain.

Buy Your Scott Arx MTB plus helmet at Blazing Bikes Here for further info please call us on 01694781515

For further info on the helmet visit the all new a Scott-Sports website.

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Intense Cycles- Intense Bikes- 2015- Carbine 29- Spider 29 Comp- Tracer- T275- 951- Hard Eddie- Demo- Stockist- Dealer- In Stock- Full Bikes- Custom Builds- 0% finance

2015 Intense bike are now within our grasp! Here at Blazing Bikes we are one of the largest Intense dealers in the U.K, we also offer the largest Intense demo fleet.

The 2015 Intense range has been tweeked and sharpened and is now the strongest line-up to date. Revised back-ends on the 2015 Intense Carbine 29 and Spider 29 Comp means stiffer, lighter and generally cooler bikes.

The whole 2015 Intense line-up has changed colour apart from the Intense Tracer T275 which stays current and has also just received the title of “Mountain Bike of the Year” at Inter Bike.

Intense have chosen to do more full bikes this year so you can expect to see 3 build kits per bike, but as always there will be a frame only option. We have built a excellent reputation for delivering stunning Intense custom builds and 2015 will be no different.

2015 Intense Carbine 29

2015 Intense Carbine 29

2015 Intense Spider 29 Comp- Also available in red

2015 Intense Spider 29 Comp- Also available in red

2015 Intense Hard Eddie

2015 Intense Hard Eddie

2015 Intense 951 Evo "DVO Edition"

2015 Intense 951 Evo "DVO Edition"

Want to check out further bikes and info? Check out the Intense Cycles website.

For infomation on buying or if you would like to demo a 2015 Intense give us a call on 01694 781515. Normal dealer facilities include free parking, demo from our doorstep, best pricing, 0% finance available and much more.

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Scott Big Ed- Fat Bike- 2015- Dealer- Stockist- Demo- In Stock- Big Ed- U.K

2015 Scott Big Ed Fat Bike

2015 Scott Big Ed Fat Bike

Scott Big Ed fat bike- Buy now from the U.K’s premier Scott mountain bike demo centre.

With “Fat” bike becoming ever more popular it was obvious they were going to make their way in to more mainstream brands. What better brand to bring one out than Scott….

…..Say hello to Big Ed, Scott’s all new Fat Bike. He is equipped with a light custom butted alloy frame, a Rock Shox Bluto RL Fork, and an optimized 2×10 drivetrain. Big Ed was born for the dirty trails, the dusty dunes, wild snow and most of all, the pub at the end of of a hard days riding.

The Scott Big Ed fat bike is a very well spec’d and extremely duarble machine, built for pretty much any condition you can throw at him. All of this comes in at a reasonable £1999.99.

Here at Blazing Bikes we have both multiple stock items and a Big Ed demo bike, something to get all you first time fat bikers on the trail! They do say once you’ve had fat you never go back!

For further info on the Scott Big Ed give us a call at 01694 781515. The U.K’s premier Scott demo centre.

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Scott Stego Helmet- MIPS- Black & Orange- New Colour- 2015 Scott Stego- Stego

The Scott Stego helmet was a very very popular helmet for us in 2014 and by the look of the new black and orange Stego, I think 2015 will be much the same.

New Scott Stego- Black & Orange- 2015

New Scott Stego- Black & Orange- 2015

The green Stego is a carry through colour for 2015 and the black & orange will replace the matte black.

If you would like to place a pre-order for the Scott Stego please call 01694 781515. Stock will be arriving shortly but until then check them out a Scott-Sports

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